The Best Neighborhoods in San Antonio for Families

The best neighborhoods in San Antonio for families include the areas that are safe and offer top schools and family oriented activities.  People choose to live in San Antonio because it is a great place to raise a family.  It is often called a “large town” as it is a large city with a small town feel.  Check out these neighborhoods in San Antonio that we think offer the best qualities for families.

Alamo Heights

Alamo Heights reigns as one of the most popular neighborhoods in San Antonio.  This tight knit community is centrally located within quaint winding streets combining both historical and luxurious new features.  Excellent shopping options include large chains as well as small upscale boutiques.  Broadway St. is the heart of Alamo Heights and is alive with activity. The area’s excellent safety rating and the fact that the Alamo Heights Independent School District is one of the best in the city make this area a huge draw for families looking to relocate or start a family in San Antonio.


 708 Elizabeth Road, Alamo Heights, San Antonio Texas 78209

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Terrell Hills

Terrell Hills, the neighbor of Alamo Heights, is a perfect family neighborhood in San Antonio.  Some residences of Terrell Hills are in the Alamo Heights Independent School District and others are part of the North East Independent School District; both of which are excellent options for kids’ education. Terrell Hills is considered a city and has its own police force and fire department.  Families love all the public parks located there and the fact that they can find a home in many different price ranges within Terrell Hills.

 555 Eldon Road, Terrell Hills, San Antonio Texas 78209

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Olmos Park

Upscale and historical Olmos Park is a neighborhood in San Antonio that offers families the top qualities they are looking for.  Olmos Park boasts interesting architecture along with mature tree lined streets that make a perfect back drop to raising children.  Kids raised here have the privilege of going to the schools within the Alamo Heights Independent School District.  The bustling and quaint business district of Olmos Park is full of eateries, grocery stores and services.  Families will find four different parks to enjoy some of which offer annual events such as parades and concerts.

 505 E. Mandalay Drive, Olmos Park, San Antonio Texas 78212

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Stone Oak

Stone Oak, a northern neighborhood in San Antonio that is newly developed and fast growing would be a perfect fit for families.  Tons of amenities are found in Stone Oak including pools, recreation centers, stores, restaurants and community services all within about a 3 mile radius.  The majority of the homes found in this manicured area are within gated communities which gives parents an extra added feeling of safety.  Families living in Stone Oak can also feel good about sending their kids to the best public schools in the Northern school districts.

76 Champion Trail, Stone Oak, San Antonio Texas 78258

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Shavano Park

Shavano Park is a northern neighborhood in San Antonio and is known to be one the safest communities in the city.  Families flock to Shavano Park because home prices are more affordable than the more central neighborhoods such as Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills.  Also, Shavano Park offers more of a variety when it comes to real estate with a large number of apartments and condos in addition to single family homes. The local high school in Shavano Park has an excellent athletics department and this really appeals to families with kids who are active in sports.

Shavano ParkClick here to view all real estate listings in Shavano Park.

Castle Hills

Castle Hills is a centrally located family neighborhood in San Antonio located just off of Loop 410. Perfect for middle-class families, Castle Hills has been developing since the 1920s and includes a vast area of single family dwellings within safe neighborhood streets. 

The location and affordability can’t be beat as residents of Castle Hills are just minutes from the airport and a short drive to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Sea World and downtown.

206 Sheffield San Antonio, Texas 78213 

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Many families find their home in Boerne, a neighborhood just outside of San Antonio which was founded by German settlers.  Boerne is an independent community within the sought out area of the Texas Hill Country that is away from the hustle and bustle of the city but close enough to enjoy the big city amenities.  Boerne boasts an old town with a historic main street and a beautiful town park, the perfect setting for any family.  Homes range in price and size which makes it easy to shop for a house in any price point.  The top rated schools such as Geneva School of Boerne are another big draw for families.

 27630 Heritage Pass, Boerne Texas 78006

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  • Having lived in San Antonio all my life, I can certainly understand why my clients relocate here and never leave. Our communities are so beautiful!